Albany Public Library is continuing its popular Music Matters workshops with the latest installment called Guitar Time. Teens and adults will learn the basics of guitar playing from local musicians in a series of free weekly sessions in April, May, and June at the Main Library.
The APL Music Matters: Guitar Time sessions are scheduled every Tuesday evening (7-8:30 pm) from April 1 through June 24 in the large auditorium of the Main Library at 161 Washington Avenue. No experience is necessary; the only requirement is a desire to make music. All sessions are free and open to the public. Participants are asked to bring a guitar, if they have one. The library will have a few guitars on hand for use during the classes.
For more information about Albany Public Library’s Music Matters workshops, call 427-4349.
The Music Matters: Guitar Time sessions at the Main Library are:
- How to Buy, Hold, and Tune a Guitar – April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 (Tuesdays) at 7-8:30 pm
The first session is an overview of the topic, with the second session being a full lesson. The rest of the sessions are practice times where participants can work as a group or individually with help from the instructors.
- Chords, Riffs, Basic Scales, and Progressions – May 6, 13, 20, 27 (Tuesdays) at 7-8:30 pm
The first session is a full lesson, with the rest of the month devoted to practice and help from instructors.
- Rhythms, Styles, and Picking and Strumming Techniques – June 3, 10, 17, 24 (Tuesdays) at 7-8:30 pm
The first session is a full lesson, with the rest of the sessions focused on practice and help from instructors.